ISLAMABAD: In a clear violation of the law, the President’s Secretariat says it is not a public body and hence it doesn’t fall within the ambit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance 2002, said a letter received by The News Continue reading Does access to information law not apply to Presidency?
ISLAMABAD: Following the footsteps of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, though Punjab government has introduced a Right to Information (RTI) law but DCOs and patwaris continue to deny public access to official record. Exactly one year has gone by Continue reading Right to Information Act
ISLAMABAD: As the PML-N and PTI have locked horns in the political battlefield, educating masses doesn’t seem to figure in their priorities with approximately 42,000 positions of teachers vacant in the Punjab and 4,550 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Official data obtained Continue reading Education not top priority of Punjab, KP govts
ISLAMABAD: Lack of essential medical equipment is resulting in thousands of preventable deaths in both the Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as there is no Computerised Tomography (CT scan) machine for at least 31 million people living in 23 districts of Continue reading No CT scan machines in 16 districts of Punjab, seven of KPK
ISLAMABAD: It has been officially confirmed now that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has used a government helicopter fueled by the taxpayers money. On this helicopter, he was picked up from his luxurious Bani Gala residence. Despite a Continue reading Imran used govt helicopter four times: KP govt
ISLAMABAD: Despite making tall claims, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) provincial government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has failed to ensure basic health care to a majority of rural area residents. Official documents have revealed that as many as 73 Basic Health Units (BHUs) Continue reading No doctor for 70pc BHUs in three KP districts
ISLAMABAD: The Punjab Information Commission (PIC) has asked the provincial government to review its laws that are in conflict with citizens’ right to information as guaranteed by Article 19-A of the Constitution. In a recent order, the Punjab Information Commissioner Continue reading Punjab commission for review of laws against right to information
May 14, 2006: Leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party and the PML-N sign the Charter of Democracy. In it is a clause that reads: “Access to information will become law after parliamentary debate and public scrutiny”. Yet to this date, Continue reading A right step towards Right to Information